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My dear Sir I acknowledge with gratitude the receipt of your ticket + in- vitation for your lecture on the character of Mr. Allston. It will give us great pleasure to attend, + it is not a little gratifying that you should have taken this subject, when there are
others more attractive to the [Mass], + more obvious. We believe You have done so from a sincere regard for him + his memory of which you speak to pro mote. We also know that the warmth + cordiality with which you cannot but re- member he always met you, were not feigned , but ex- pressed the real feelings of his heart. With sincere regard Your truly Rich H. Dana Jr